Foundation Year in Business Studies

Top Foundation Year Programs in Business Studies

Business Studies

A college foundation year is two to three semesters long and helps high school graduates prepare for a university program. For students who are not qualified to transfer directly to university, a foundation year bridges the gap and make higher learning available to students who are willing to work hard.

What is a foundation year in business studies? This course is an option for students who do not yet meet entry requirements for their chosen degree program. The foundation year strengthens a student’s academic, communication and business skills, and helps them gain acceptance to a university. A student can choose from a selection of classes that pertain to the aspect of business that they are most interested in, such as finance, management, leadership, international business, among others.

If a student is unsure if a degree program is right for him or her, the foundation year can be a time of confidence building. Students will generally have a firm grasp of what will be expected of them academically at the university level. Some programs allow students to learn at their own pace.

Many colleges around the world offer a foundation year in business. Cost varies from one school to another and from country to country. Students are encouraged to research the best options for them before committing to a program.

Students who complete a foundation year are then able to pursue a degree in business. Once they complete their academic career, they can enter the workforce in an area of business that they have mastered. Almost every industry has business jobs, so graduates might find themselves working as managers, marketing directors, financial advisors, retail operation directors, or others.

Most foundation year programs are taken in person rather than online. However, part time schedules may be available for students who need a flexible schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Business Management Foundation Programme

ONCAMPUS
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 United Kingdom Cambridge

There are five academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study. The pathways are: Business, Economics, Finance and Management, Engineering and Sciences, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Art and Design. [+]

International Foundation Programme (IFP)

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Coventry University. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Coventry University campus.

This programme gives guaranteed progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees or the International Year One in Business & Management.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at Coventry University. If you successfully complete the IFP you are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at Coventry University. The IFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK.... [-]


Business Foundation

EU Business School
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 Spain Barcelona Switzerland Geneva Montreux Germany Munich + 5 more

The Business Foundation program (BF) is a two-semester course (60 ECTS) that acts as a bridge to the first year of EU’s Bachelor’s degree programs (BBA/BA/BS). [+]

What is the Business Foundation Program?

The Business Foundation Program )BF) is a two-semester course (60 ECTS) that acts as a bridge to the first year of EU’s Bachelor’s degree programs (BBA/BA/BS) and a complete preparation for undergraduate business degree programs worldwide. Students will strengthen their academic, communication and business English skills while studying management and marketing concepts. Upon successful completion of the BF program, students are automatically admitted into the first year of any EU Business School Bachelor program.

Why is the Business Foundation Program Right for You?

Many graduating high-school students aspire to enroll in an internationally-accredited bachelor program but lack the necessary background or skills to do so. The Business Foundation program’s objective is to “bridge the gap” for aspiring candidates. It provides them with the means to acquire the necessary knowledge and language base to suceed in any demanding Bachelor program including our own. If you want to pursue an internationally-focused business degree but need a little help with the language or bringing up your level of business knowledge, this program is for you.... [-]


Foundation in Business

AIMST University
Campus Full time 1 year April 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kedah + 1 more

Foundation in Business programme is designed for students who want to study Business and Management related studies for an undergraduate degree at AIMST University. It is a comprehensive course comprising 3 semesters. [+]

Foundation in Business

The Foundation programme at AIMST University is tailored to provide a multitude of opportunities for you to pursue a career of your dreams. The programme equips the students with adequate academic knowledge and skills needed for success at AIMST and beyond. To ensure a high quality programme, the School has an advisory panel comprising of selected faculty members and external experts to assist in its curriculum development and the formal assessment of its courses. At AIMST, we acknowledge that the most able students are those who have developed a good command of the English language and communication. In recognition of this, we place emphasis on the use of English as the medium of instruction aiming to produce students who are fluent and confident. The foundation programme has three annual intakes commencing in March, April and July. On successful completion of the foundation programme, you may choose from the following undergraduate courses depending on your academic performance and interest.... [-]


Business & Management - International Foundation Year

DIFC Ireland
Campus Full time 7 - 9 months September 2018 Ireland Dublin Cork United Kingdom London + 3 more

On successful completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry to a wide range of Business Studies & Law degree programmes in Ireland, the UK and beyond. [+]

On successful completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry to a wide range of Business Studies & Law degree programmes in one of our partner universities. DIFC has over 40 university partners located in Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe, USA and Australia.

Our partner universities recognise that the NCUK IFY course meets their entry requirements for international students. Therefore, 100% of students who successfully pass our Foundation Year programme will achieve a place in a relevant degree with one of our partner universities.

The Business & Management Foundation programme provides a progression to undergraduate studies in Business, Accounting, Management, Law and Humanities related degrees.... [-]


Bachelor Foundation Year

Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle
Campus 1 year February 2018 France La Rochelle

The Bachelor Foundation Year has been designed for students who have a High-School qualification (or international equivalent) and is aimed in particular at students who wish to change their choice of study course in the middle of the academic year and international students in the Southern Hemisphere whose academic year ends in December. [+]

The Bachelor Foundation Year has been designed for students who have a High-School qualification (or international equivalent) and is aimed in particular at students who wish to change their choice of study course in the middle of the academic year and international students in the Southern Hemisphere whose academic year ends in December. At the end of this 6-month programme, you will have the possibility of joining Year 2 of one of the following programmes at Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle: Bachelor in Business, Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality, BBA La Rochelle.

The Bachelor Foundation Year has been designed for students who have a High-School qualification (or international equivalent) and is aimed in particular at:... [-]


Business Foundation Programme

ISC Paris Business School
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months September 2018 France Paris

The Business Foundation Programme (BFP), taught in English or French, offers you a structured route to a higher education, whereby you will acquire the fundamentals of management, language and cultural skills to pursue to a business degree. To do so, you will also receive guidance and direction to achieve both your professional and personal aspirations. [+]

The La Rochelle Business School and ISC Paris alliance BFP gives you a unique opportunity to study in Paris or La Rochelle in two leading institutions. Beyond learning the fundamentals of business and improving your language skills, our educational approach will help you to identify and choose the best degree pathway to match your profile and future career aspirations. The Business Foundation Programme’s core mission is to provide you with an alternative route for a successful international business career. Our expert faculty and foundation team is committed to supporting you through individual coaching, advising and career guidance. We do believe that your personal and professional development is the key to boosting your career. The intensive language and business preparation together with orientation and personal support for life at a business school will help you make an informed choice and gain direct access to undergraduate and master’s degrees of your choice, either in English or in French, in one of the two top French Business Schools. Here is your chance to experience a journey to your future career at the crossroads of Europe!... [-]


International Foundation Year

University of Huddersfield
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Huddersfield

The International Foundation Year will develop your academic knowledge and English language skills to prepare you for the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree. This is a three-term programme with a choice of four routes. [+]

The International Foundation Year will develop your academic knowledge and English language skills to prepare you for the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree. This is a three-term programme with a choice of four routes.

Business and Law, Hospitality and Tourism, Management, Marketing, Transport and Logistics

The International Foundation Year in Business and Law, Hospitality and Tourism, Management, Marketing or Transport and Logistics will prepare you for a degree in fields such as Accounting, Finance and Marketing.

You will study core modules, which are general skills subjects, and route modules, which are specific and important for your academic development.... [-]


Foundation Programme in Engineering and Business

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters February 2018 Austria Wels

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. [+]

Foundation programme in Engineering and Business A Route into an Austrian degree

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. Applicants who lack entrance requirements can acquire the necessary additional qualifications. The programme is characterised by its focused preparation, tailored for studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.

This is the Solution for Candidates, who ... yet miss sufficient credits in mathematics and/or physics to be enrolled in engineering studies yet miss sufficient credits in mathematics and/or English to be enrolled in business studies do not yet meet the entrance requirements for studying in Austria (e.g. one year of studies is missing after A-levels) wish to improve their math/physics skills prior to entering a study programme wish to study in an English taught programme, but yet feel not save enough to comprehend the technical terminology in English ... [-]

International Foundation in Business and Humanities

INTO Manchester
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months March 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Preparing you for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK, the International Foundation in Business and Humanities offers entry to degree subjects related to finance, management, law, politics and sociology, and many more. [+]

Preparing you for an undergraduate degree in a variety of subjects at leading UK universities, in areas such as finance, management, law, politics and sociology, and more.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? Guaranteed conditional progression to one of NCUK's 16 universities (subject to meeting progression requirements). A quality-assured, NCUK accredited programme. Recognised by a wide range of other leading UK universities.

Course options available

Fast-Track International Foundation (2 terms) - this option provides intensive tuition and English language entry requirements are typically higher. International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students. Headstart Foundation (3 terms) - this includes an additional two weeks of learning that introduces you to British culture and history. Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support and English language entry requirements are typically lower. Where will this programme take me? ... [-]

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture

University of East Anglia
Campus Full time 9 - 12 months July 2018 United Kingdom Norwich

Prepare for your bachelor's degree in a choice of over 50 degrees at a leading university. The INTO UEA International Foundation programme improves your level of English, study skills, and knowledge of university subjects including business, economics, psychology, international relations, and more. [+]

Progress to a wide variety of undergraduate degrees at the University of East Anglia, ranging from accounting and finance to history of art.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? A guaranteed route to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree at UEA (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements). You are a student of the University from day one, on a quality-assured, UEA-validated programme.

Course options available

International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students. Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option incorporates an additional term of intensive English language tuition at the beginning of the course, and English language entry requirements are lower. Where will this programme take me? ... [-]

International Foundation in Business and Management

Newcastle University
Campus Full time 9 - 12 months July 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle

Offering you direct entry to year one of an undergraduate degree in economics, finance, marketing and management subjects at a leading UK university. [+]

Study for your undergraduate degree in economics, finance, marketing and management subjects.

The INTO Newcastle University Foundation course offers assured progression to the first year of your degree programme.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? guaranteed university placement for all successful students a quality assured university programme full university student status and access to university facilities

There are two course options available:

International Foundation (3 terms) – this is the standard option Extended International Foundation (4 terms) – this features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support Where will it take me? ... [-]

International Foundation Programme in Business

DLD College London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English. [+]

What is the International Foundation Programme?

International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English.

The International Foundation Programme at DLD?

At DLD, there are foundation programmes in Business, Art and Music. The IFP in Business covers Mathematics, ICT, Presentation Skills, Economics and Business. Economics and Business make up 75% of the course. Students are taught the principles of starting new businesses, business management and business law. The Economics modules cover micro, macro and international economics. The course gives students, the knowledge and research skills to succeed at university and the confidence to demonstrate their knowledge. The teaching is done in small classes where students are treated as individual learners and supported by experienced, caring members of staff.... [-]


Foundation programme

Lancaster University Ghana
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 Ghana Accra

Lancaster University Ghana's Foundation (FDN) Programme is a programme specifically designed by TransNational Education. It uses a unique curriculum developed for students with partial requirements for direct entry into undergraduate programmes. The Foundation Programme establishes a pathway for students wishing to gain entry into undergraduate programmes at Lancaster University UK or Lancaster University Ghana. This programme developed by TNE helps them create a smooth transition from secondary school into university. [+]

Lancaster University Ghana's Foundation (FDN) Programme is a programme specifically designed by TransNational Education. It uses a unique curriculum developed for students with partial requirements for direct entry into undergraduate programmes. The Foundation Programme establishes a pathway for students wishing to gain entry into undergraduate programmes at Lancaster University UK or Lancaster University Ghana. This programme developed by TNE helps them create a smooth transition from secondary school into university.

Course Overview

The Foundation Programme comprises three terms of 10 weeks’ teaching, one assessment week and a study break over each of the trimesters. The units taught in this program are conducted in English without any prerequisites, and students can take up to four units per term. The class duration for each unit is 2 hours per day, five days a week. Each session includes an insightful lecture and an interactive tutorial. The programme consists of seven compulsory common units and two major specific units. Foundation Routes In order to pave the way for students’ undergraduate studies at the university, the Foundation Programme at Lancaster University Ghana offers three routes or majors. The courses are: - Business (Accounting and Finance, Economics & Int' Relations, Business Studies & Marketing) - I.T. (Computer Science) - Law and Social Sciences (Law, Politics & Int' Relations and Psychology) These Foundation courses include units that focus on content useful and relevant to chosen undergraduate studies at the university. Practical projects are designed around each of these routes and incorporated in two of the three trimesters.... [-]


International Foundation Programme

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Mauritius Vacoas

Our foundation programme gives you the best possible chance of entry to a degree course at Middlesex University. We teach in small, specialised classes and provide dedicated individual support to prepare you for undergraduate-level study. The course also includes an introduction to the degree courses offered at Middlesex Mauritius. [+]

Our foundation programme gives you the best possible chance of entry to a degree course at Middlesex University. We teach in small, specialised classes and provide dedicated individual support to prepare you for undergraduate-level study. The course also includes an introduction to the degree courses offered at Middlesex Mauritius.

The International Foundation Programme is a one-year streamlined course based on four modules, with a focus on a core theme. The core theme is set at the start of the course and is based on a real-world scenario. Classes are taught by specialist subject lecturers from across the University.

The course will:

Develop your study skills and give you the best chance of academic success Improve your English and develop your academic language skills Familiarise you with the culture of Middlesex University and the British education system Develop your confidence and independent learning skills Give you automatic progression onto a Middlesex degree courses upon successful completion of the course. Modules ... [-]

Foundation in Business (Degree Foundation)

Westminster International College
Campus 12 months January 2018 Malaysia Subang Jaya

Students who do not have 'A' Level or equivalent qualifications for direct entry to a Bachelor's Degree Programme are required to complete a 3 Semester Degree Foundation Course (DF) prior to [+]

Foundation in Business

Students who do not have 'A' Level or equivalent qualifications for direct entry to a Bachelor's Degree Programme are required to complete a 3 Semester Degree Foundation Course (DF) prior to commencing BA (Hons) Business Studies Course.

After finishing the Foundation Course, you can transfer directly to the main Degree course.

Students can expect to complete the entire degree foundation and degree in approximately 4 years.

Many of our students have found studying the Foundation Course prior to the main Degree schedule extremely useful. It will help you become accustomed to the rigour of academic learning and also provides an excellent orientation course for studying at undergraduate level in Malaysia and/or London.... [-]